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Cecil Rogers (10-15-2015)
Photo of Cecil RogersFuneral services for Cecil
F “Red” Rogers, 87, of
Bernice, were held at 10
a.m. on Friday, October 9,
2015, at Evergreen Baptist
Church in Bernice with
Bro. Wayne Sistrunk and
Dr. Harvey Hoffman officiating.
Burial followed at the
Evergreen Baptist Church
Cemetery under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral
Cecil “Red” was born on
February 7, 1928, in Union
Parish and went to be with
the Lord on October 6, 2015
in Farmerville, Louisiana
following a brief illness.
Red was a Godly husband
and father, dedicated to his
family, friends and church.
He was a deacon at Evergreen
Baptist Church and
formerly at Calvary Baptist
Church of Monroe, where
he faithfully served his
church and community. He
was an avid outdoorsman,
with a passion for hunting,
fishing and farming. Many
family and friends enjoyed
the fruits of his labor from
that large garden each year,freely giving to others. He
was a retired electrician
and member of the IBEW
Local 446 since 1948. He
was known for his generosity,
hard work and great
sense of humor. He was
always forgiving, showing
a Christ-like attitude. This
was Red’s life.
He is preceded in death
by: A daughter, Deborah
Rogers Johnson, and grandsons
Mason Gregory Rogers
and David Russell Pilgreen;
parents, Sam Rogers
and Lola Smith Rogers of
Bernice; brothers Elton
Rogers, Elvis Rogers, Bob
Rogers and William “Dub”
Rogers; and sisters Madrid
“Mack” Rogers Smith and
Helen Rogers Malone.
Survivors include: His
wife of 68 years, Billie Evelyn
Walker Rogers; a daughter,
Helene Rogers Pilgreen
of Calhoun and husband
Ervin; three sons – Ronnie
Rogers and wife Debbie
of West Monroe, Dennis
E. Rogers and wife Rose
of Bernice and Gregory
A. Rogers and wife Laurie
of Cleveland, Texas; ten
grandchildren – Nathaniel
Pilgreen, Crystal Thompson
Davis, Clint Thompson,
Kandi Rogers Nolan,
Allan Pilgreen, Terri Pilgreen
Rogers, Haley Rogers,
Collin Rogers, Cortney
Rogers and Britney Rogers;
great grandchildren
– Ashley Pilgreen Green,
Caleb Thompson, Connor
Davis, Clara Davis, Joseph
Davis, Chris Nolan, Kalie
Nolan, Hallie Rogers,
Kathryn Rogers; a greatgreat
Green; a sister, Annie Jo
Rogers Houston; as well as
numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and special friends.
Serving as pallbearers
were Ervin Pilgreen, Mike
Nolan, Mike Reeves, Jimmy
Malone, Gerald “Stevie”
Rugg, Jon Witherington,
Reed Rogers, Aaron Wiggins,
Robert Britt, Fred
Monroe and Jimmy Rosson.
Visitation was held from
5-8 p.m. on October 8, 2015,
at the church, 1380 Evergreen
Road in Bernice.
The family would like
to express appreciation to
Arbor Rose Assisted Living
and the entire staff
for their special care and
concern for our husband
and father.
Online condolences
may be sent to the family
at www.kilpatrickfuneral